Date Question

tyija1995

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Hi all,

Hopefully a simple solution to this question, I want to basically return the date of the Friday just passed in "ddmmyyyy" format, so a formula to return 19072019 in the example of today's date.
If the date were Thu 12th September I'd want 06092019 - if the date is a Friday then stay as is (so Fri 13th September would be 13092019)

I recognise I can do this with a very long nested IF statement checking each day, but surely there is a more efficient way?

Thanks :)

Note: I want an Excel solution and NOT VBA
 
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jmacleary

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Hi there. Try this - it assumes your date is in M2, but just replace M2 with Today() if you always want today.

=TEXT(M2-MOD(WEEKDAY(M2)+1,7),"ddmmyyyy")
 
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jmacleary

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Thanks for the feedback. Out of curiosity, which one did you go with?
 

Dave Patton

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Another approach that you can consider particularly if you do not want a text result.

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>D</th><th>E</th><th>F</th><th>G</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">19072019</td><td style=";">Text</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">19072019</td><td style=";">Custom format "ddmmyyy"</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">19072019</td><td style=";">Custom format "ddmmyyy"</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:1.2em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">4a</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">D2</th><td style="text-align:left">=TEXT(<font color="Blue">TODAY(<font color="Red"></font>)+(<font color="Red">1-WEEKDAY(<font color="Green">TODAY(<font color="Purple"></font>),15</font>)</font>),"ddmmyyyy"</font>)</td></tr><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">D3</th><td style="text-align:left">=TODAY(<font color="Blue"></font>)+(<font color="Blue">1-WEEKDAY(<font color="Red">TODAY(<font color="Green"></font>),15</font>)</font>)</td></tr><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">D4</th><td style="text-align:left">=WORKDAY.INTL(<font color="Blue">TODAY(<font color="Red"></font>),-1,"1111011"</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

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